After the announce a week ago of their new, The FSD Team shared with the scene today more info about this new syslink solution. First the beta testings are going well (better than they expected) but some optimisations still need to be done and some features added. The second information is a little demonstration the LiNK HUD which will allow you to browse the different rooms and lobby directly from the mini blades.
Here is their full announcement :
Well after we released our teaser video for LiNK we got a fa-nominal response from the scene, we were very happy to see that everyone was as excited about it as we were. A couple days later we started reaching out to people and offering them a spot in our closed beta test and we reached a good test group size of about 30 people. Testing has gone greatly and LiNK is performing even better then even we thought it would. Now that being said we still are not ready for release as there are some changes and additions we would like to make before we are completely satisfied that it is ready for the public. One thing that we kept all to ourselves, even from the beta testers, is our LiNK HUD.
The LiNK HUD is the user interface used to navigate through the LiNK network into various rooms and lobbies. The part that excites us the most is that it is all done directly through the Xbox 360 Mini Blades. There is no need to flash your NAND to get this MS Dashboard modification because it is all done in real time by F3.
P.S. I know most of you are wondering about ping, well in the beta we have tested with people all over the world and it is working great. We are hosting a match in Europe and users in North America and South America are able to connect and play with next to no lag. good connections = no lag